Saturday, July 3, 2010

WC update and teardrop

This World Cup has ended in a few surprises and for a while there it was looking like some real underdogs had a shot. But today was a supremely disappointing day, and I don't really want to cheer for anyone anymore.

That being said, a game between Germany (my number one rule being to cheer against Western Europeans) and Argentina (my number two rule being to cheer against Argentina) is due to ensue tomorrow. I think this is just about the only scenario in which I'd actually find myself supporting Argentina.

Today was tragic because, first, Brasil lost. But I comforted myself with the fact that Ghana still had a shot, and my true loyalty in this WC lay with Ghana.

Then Ghana lost - in overtime+ penalty kicks! In other words, they tied with Uruguay but the scale tipped to Uruguay. Argh! Now we're down to Western Europe and some of the usual Latin suspects.

Guess I'll cheer for the Latins, but here I am in a Brazil that's in mourning, and once again I see that the true underdogs, the ones who really really care, don't get a break.

In memorium of the underdog, I here copy the lyrics to Shakira's Official WC2010 song, WakaWaka:

You're a good soldier choosing your battles. Pick yourself up and dust yourself off, and back in the saddle. You're on the frontline, everyone's watching, you know it's serious. We're getting closer. This isn't over. The pressure is on, you feel it. But you've got it all. Believe it

When you fall get... And if you fall get up
Tsamina mina Zangalewa
Cuz this is Africa
Tsamina mina zangalewa Anawa aa
This time for Africa

is our motto, your time to shine. Don't wait in line. Y vamos por Todo. People are raising their expectations. Go on and feed them. This is your moment, no hesitations. Today's your day, I feel it. You paved the way: believe it. If you get down, Get up Oh oh... When you get down, Get up eh eh...

Tsamina mina zangalewa Anawa aa
This time for Africa

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